Blind Lemon Jefferson/Lightnin’ Hopkins, “See That My Grave is Kept Clean”

Allow me to get off to a quick start here, as well as explain rationale behind the naming of my blog.

For starters, we have Blind Lemon Jefferson performing “See That My Grave is Kept Clean” (1927). Jefferson, from Texas, was the first rural, male blues performer to become a star in the ‘race records’ market.

And now check out Lightnin’ (Sam) Hopkins’ version of the same tune from Hopkins’ self-titled 1959 release. Hopkins is another favorite Texan of mine, and was a big influence on Townes Van Zandt. (Yet another favorite Texan.)

Cheers,
zk.

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Filed under Blues, Music, Post-War Blues, Pre-War Blues

One response to “Blind Lemon Jefferson/Lightnin’ Hopkins, “See That My Grave is Kept Clean”

  1. chriis W

    Just to make sure…this isn’t some kind of cryptic suicide note is it? blog/grave, monument after death, etc. It is a cool turn of phrase though and sorry it’s taken me so long to start commenting on these. Keep it up.

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